|The cream cheese melts into the wine |
making for a very flavorful and saucy broth
to drizzle over the pinwheels and herb rice...
Prep: 10 Mins. (Including time to prepare rice)
Bake: 12 to 15 Mins.
-- 4 toothpicks
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ozs. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry, and chopped finer
½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon onion granules
4 ozs. cooked Dungeness crabmeat
6 ozs. cream cheese, at room temperature
2 (rather large 10 oz.) fresh skinless, boneless halibut fillets
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon cold butter cut into four pieces
1/3 cup quality white wine (or feel free to use all chicken broth)
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
4 fresh meyer lemon wedges
--1 Recipe of prepared Basmati Rice N’ Herbs
Prepare Basmati Rice N’ Herbs recipe, ensuring rice is finished steaming by the time the halibut pinwheels are done baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8”x”8 inch square baking dish, place atop a foil-lined baking sheet, and set aside.
Combine all the filling ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside.
Lay the halibut fillets on a work surface, and cut them in half lengthwise.
Fillet each strip starting at the thinnest point.
Fillet through the mid section to the thickest part (do not cut all the way through) to form strips of fish to fill and form pinwheels.
The strips will end up looking like this.
Place about 2 tablespoons of filling on strips and spread to ½” of each end. Roll strips up towards the thin end to encase filling.
Once filled, secure each pinwheel with a toothpick.
Place pinwheels in prepared baking dish. Drizzle wine and chicken broth over pinwheels. Dot each pinwheel with a piece of butter.
Cover baking dish and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, just until halibut flakes easily with a fork (please do not overcook or halibut will become dry).
To serve, fluff rice and place equally among 4 serving dishes, top each serving with a stuffed halibut pinwheel (be sure to remove toothpicks), and drizzle saucy broth over them. Garnish with parsley and a wedge of lemon. ~ Enjoy!